Leaving my home in Chi-town

  All of my possessions have been sold, stored or given away, and my life has been edited down to what I can fit in my 1986 Volkswagen camper van. I am set to travel for the State of Dress project for the next year or so. Getting a little help (?!) from my friends….

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ILLINOIS: “State of Dress” benefit art auction

On April 23, 2005 Saverio Truglia Photography generously hosted a benefit art auction in his new studio space to raise funds for the next leg of “State of Dress”. Over 200 people ate, drank, danced, and made merry while 25 of my paintings were auctioned off, as well as donated artworks by Chicago artists: Katie […]

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MINNESOTA: “Corn Dress”

MINNESOTA: “Corn Dress” was created in September of 2004, while I was an artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills, Minnesota, supported in part by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. “Corn Dress” was created with a 14-foot-tall welded steel frame, complete with a built-in ladder. It was 6-foot […]

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ILLINOIS: “Red Dress”

This is the very first “dress” sculpture, created back in 1999. It is made out of 28 red dresses purchased at thrift stores in Chicago. I had been using these red dresses as materials / props for my performance and installation work, and this huge dress represents the culmination of the series. Illinois is my […]

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